21th International Conference on Speech and Computer


The 4th International Conference on interactive collaborative robotics (icr 2019)

The 4th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Robotics attracts researchers in the area of human-robot interaction, social robotics and collaborative robotics.

Venue: Istanbul, Turkey, August 20-25, 2019

WWW: http://specom.nw.ru/icr2019


The conference is organized by:

  • St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Science (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg, Russia)
  • Munich University of Technology (TUM, Munich, Germany)

ICR 2019 is a satellite event of the International Conference on Speech and Computer organized by Boğaziçi University (BU, Istanbul, Turkey)


  • Assistive robots
  • Child-robot interaction
  • Collaborative robotics
  • Educational robotics
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Medical robotics
  • Robotic mobility systems
  • Robots at home
  • Robot control and communication
  • Social robotics
  • Safety robot behavior

Programme committee

  • Roman Meshcheryakov, Russia (Co-Chair)
  • Gerhard Rigoll, Germany (Co-Chair)
  • Andrey Ronzhin, Russia (Co-Chair)
  • Christos Antonopoulos, Greece
  • Branislav Borovac, Serbia
  • Sara Chaychian, UK
  • Ivan Ermolov, Russia
  • Oliver Jokisch, Germany
  • Dimitrios Kalles, Greece
  • Igor Kalyaev, Russia
  • Alexey Kashevnik, Russia
  • Gerhard Kraetzschmar, Germany
  • Dongheui Lee, Germany
  • Iosif Mporas, UK
  • Vladmir Pavlovkiy, Russia
  • Viacheslav Pshikhopov, Russia
  • Mirko Rakovic, Serbia
  • Yulia Sandamirskaya, Switzerland
  • Jesus Savage, Mexico
  • Hooman Samani, Taiwan
  • Evgeny Shandarov, Russia
  • Lev Stankevich, Russia
  • Tilo Strutz, Germany
  • Sergey Yatsun, Russia

Submission of papers


Authors are invited to submit a full paper not exceeding 10 pages formatted in the Springer LNCS style. The full paper submission deadline is April 05, 2019 (final deadline).

The authors are asked to submit their papers using EasyChair submission system https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=specom2019.

Papers submitted to ICR-2019 must not be under review by any other conference or publication during the SPECOM review cycle, and must not be previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere.

The paper format for the review has to be the PDF file with all required fonts included: http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0


Camera-ready papers for ICR-2019 must be 6-10 pages long. The camera-ready paper submission deadline is June 01, 2019.

All authors are kindly asked to follow the Springer LNCS author formatting guidelines for the preparation of their manuscripts. The Author Guidelines document summarizes how a proceedings paper should be structured, how elements (headings, figures, references) should be formatted using our predefined styles, etc. It also gives some insight on how a paper will be typeset at Springer.

Users of MS Word

Production of the camera-ready paper will be a much smoother process if authors make use of the available MS Word template, which incorporates all the recommended formatting guidelines:

Template supporting MS Office Word

Users of LaTeX

Authors who wish to use LaTeX for the preparation of their manuscript should download the corresponding support file available by Springer and check the included readme.txt file for further instructions.

Copyright form

Each contribution must be accompanied by a Springer copyright form. Authors will be asked to transfer the copyright of the paper to Springer. This will ensure the widest possible protection and dissemination of information under copyright laws.

1. One author may sign on behalf of all of the authors of a particular paper. In this case, the author signs for and accepts responsibility for releasing the material on behalf of any and all co-authors.

2. Modified forms are not acceptable.

3. The “Title of the Contribution” (i.e., paper title) and the List of Authors should match exactly the title and the list of authors of the paper.

4. Machine-typed signatures and digital signatures are NOT acceptable by Springer.

Copyright form


Authors of accepted papers are requested to submit their final, camera-ready papers, for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings, by June 01, 2019, via the Easychair system:

1. Final source files (MS Word in DOC/DOCX or LaTeX (zip, including figures and specific style files (not included in CTAN) if used) of the paper.

2. Final PDF file corresponding exactly to the final source files.

3. A scanned copy of a filled in and signed Springer Copyright Form as a PDF file.


ICR Proceedings will be published by Springer as a book in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series listed in all major citation databases such as DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC, COMPENDEX. ICR Proceedings are included in the list of forthcoming proceedings for September 2019.

The ICR conference proceedings:

ICR 2018, Leipzig, Germany, September 18–22, 2018:


ICR 2017, Hatfield, UK, September 12-16, 2017:


ICR 2016, Budapest, Hungary, August 24-26, 2016:


Important dates

April 05, 2019 ............ Submission of full papers

May 15, 2019 ............ Notification of acceptance

June 01, 2019 ........... Camera-ready papers and early registration

Aug. 20-25, 2019 ...... Conference dates

The contributions to the conference will be published in proceedings that will be made available to participants at the time of the ICR 2019 conference.

Conference fees

The ICR conference is a satellite event of SPECOM conference and there is one single fee for the all SPECOM events.

The conference fee information is located on the conference web.


Boğaziçi University 34342 Bebek, Istanbul, Turkey




All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:

ICR 2019 Secretariat:


E-mail: specom@iias.spb.su

web site: http://specom.nw.ru/icr2019